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Moment in time: March 8, 1975 - International Women's Day becomes official: If you need one day to recognize women's achievements, then the United Nations made it official in 1975. But it began much earlier. One hundred years ago, Russian women exhausted by the First World War took to the streets to protest for bread and peace. Their strike helped trigger the revolution that brought down the Czar, and the new Soviet Union established that day as a national holiday. In the Gregorian calendar used in the West, the February strike date fell on March 8. That date was eventually...
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